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New cardboard cage adds capacity to recycling drop-off point

An additional 3 cubic metre cage for cardboard has now been delivered to the drop-off point to increase capacity for cardboard recycling. Waste Management will service the cage on the same days as the container, so opening days and times remain the same. We will continue to monitor the volumes and usage closely. Read more »

Riparian planting to brighten Upper Hutt’s Mangaroa River

Upper Hutt City Council and Forest & Bird are looking to partner with local farmers and land owners to improve the Mangaroa River’s water quality.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 FEB 2017—As a major tributary of the Hutt River, the Mangaroa River has been identified as a significant contributor to the overall water quality downstream.… Read more »

First week of recycling station trial delivers mixed results

  The first week of the 12 month recycling station trial in Upper Hutt has produced mixed results. The response from Upper Huttites to the station has been largely positive, with many residents choosing to use the station, which we are very proud of. It is wonderful to see such commitment to our environment. However,… Read more »

Recycling station opening in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt’s new rates-funded recycling station is opening on Tuesday 24 January. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JAN 2017—In response to public demand, Council will begin a recycling station trial in Park Street, Upper Hutt from next Tuesday. Council provided the rates-funded facility as part of its Annual Plan for 2016 – 2017. The recycling… Read more »

Upper Hutt's recycling drop-off station set to open in January 2017

Council is pleased to advise that the contract for building and servicing the recycling drop off station has been awarded to Waste Management. Waste Management is currently constructing the drop-off unit and Council is preparing the site for installation. We anticipate the station being open to the public for use in January. Read more »

Silverstream Landfill closed

From Hutt City Council’s Facebook page Silverstream Landfill will not open until this Saturday November 19, following the removal of approximately 70 trees blocking access to the site. Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection will continue as per usual this week. Read more »

Paint and gas cylinders not accepted at this year’s haz waste collection

The Hutt Valley hazardous waste collection will not be accepting gas cylinders or paint this year. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 25 OCT 2016—Every year, Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils provide a collection day for household hazardous waste. This is an opportunity for Hutt Valley residents to safely dispose of hazardous waste they may have… Read more »

Valley News September edition now available

The latest Valley News has been published on the website today on our online publications. To view the September Valley News, click here (PDF 2.3 MB). Online publications can be viewed at: upperhuttcity.com/publication. Read more »

Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 now available online

Family riding bicycles

The Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 was adopted at the Extraordinary Council Meeting 29 June 2016 and became operative from 1 July 2016. Included within the Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 are the two new projects Council consulted on between 23 March and 28 April 2016. Recycling drop-off point: Council will be installing a rates-funded… Read more »

Young ideas help shape the future of Upper Hutt

Students from Upper Hutt’s local schools recently took part in a workshop on Upper Hutt’s Land Use Strategy. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 APR 2016—Upper Hutt City Council is currently consulting on the draft Land Use Strategy 2016 – 2043. As part of this, Council decided to seek input from the city’s young residents in… Read more »